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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

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Address: Beningbrough YO30 1DD, England
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+44 1904 472027
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Inspired by his Grand Tour, John Bourchier created Beningbrough; an Italian...

Inspired by his Grand Tour, John Bourchier created Beningbrough; an Italian Palace nestled between York, Harrogate and Leeds. The impressive rooms are a perfect backdrop for the rich collection of portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, Beningbrough's long term partner. The paintings feature people who have made, and are making, British history and culture and in 2015 (Mar-Oct)include contemporary portraits in a display of Royals: then and now.

 

A working walled garden, grand herbaceous borders, sweeping lawns and a play area for children to let off steam, creates a year round garden. Picture postcard views can be seen from the garden and the parkland offers opportunities to explore riverside walks, ancient trees and hidden wildlife.

The hands-on interactive galleries at this award winning property; Making Faces - 18th-Century Style, are perfect for discovering history and portraiture. Sitting for your own virtual digital portrait is a great way to send a lasting memory home or Clarence the Corgi can be your guide on the free family royal trail. A taste of servant life is found in the Victorian laundry and the friendly team bring the stories to life in the house.

The walled garden restaurant serves morning coffee, afternoon tea and hot lunches include freshly picked produce. The shop has an extensive home and garden range and second hand books can be found in the library in the hall.

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A Blaze of Colour

Our visit started in the Restaurant which provides a variety of excellent food and beverages. The gardens were extremely colourful and there were a great many varieties of tulips... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit started in the Restaurant which provides a variety of excellent food and beverages. The gardens were extremely colourful and there were a great many varieties of tulips in full bloom. There were two stunning magnolia trees in flower and the blossom trees near the house were laden with flowers. The kitchen garden was interesting and the fruit trees... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Beningborough. The Hall was interesting with great guides to help you understand the history. We especially enjoyed the portrait collection from the National Portrait Gallery - great idea so more people can enjoy the artwork. We would love to see more local items in the NT shops!

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited over the Easter weekend and did the Easter Hunt with our 8 year old son. We had a great time. The gardens are lovely and the house was very interesting with some hands on activities to keep the kids entertained. The cafe served some lovely food, the hot food looked good, but we only had sandwiches, which were... More 

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Overseas guests were delighted by the flowers everywhere, the bluebells, the tulips, apple and cherry blossoms - they wondered how could there be so many flowers in such a cold country! OMG only one bathroom in the whole house they exclaimed but were completely "wowed" by the principal room, bedrooms and grounds. A great entertaining venue, nicely different from the... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited here a few times since moving to the area and it ticks several boxes for a family day out for us. The gardens are not vast and are big enough for our two kids to explore and enjoy. The kids area is good and we welcome the announcement of developing this area to have a refreshment stall... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for a day out with kids. The gardens are not only beautiful but also offer many places to explore for kids so it is unlikely they will be bored. I was absolutely amazed by the flowers (tulips in particular) and trees in blossom. The facilities are very good. The outside playground is really nice as well. Cows... More 

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Radcliffe, United Kingdom
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I visited here with family. 4 adults and 3 young children ranging from 2 to 9. Very good. Plenty of room to play outside and a cafe. The cafe was busy but is to be expected for an Easter Monday. There was an egg and spoon race and an Easter hunt (£2 extra) were you got a chocolate Easter bunny... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the parkland walks and visited the house. Everything was clearly marked and staff most helpful.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant day out - had lunch in café which was tasty but portions a bit mean - we had chicken pie which came with lots of veg but no potatoes leaving some in the party a bit hungry. Disappointing when it cost £9 each. Visit was good though and kids enjoyed the egg and spoon race.Good playground too.

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An amazing place to visit, something to suit every one and unusually for Stately Homes always activities for children wether its wet or dry. You must visit the restaurant and all the home made food.

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